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The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

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Scotland's castles

Welcome to the Scottish Castles Association website

The stone walls of Scotland's ancient castles, towers and fortified houses have witnessed, first-hand, the fascinating and tumultuous history of the Scottish nation. The Scottish Castles Association aims to help facilitate the protection, conservation or restoration of these unique properties for future generations to study, research and appreciate.

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NEWS: Did you know that the URL www.scottishcastles.org also points to this site?


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Alloa Tower (Clackmannanshire) - Past and Present

Alloa Tower (Clackmannanshire) - Past and Present

The ancestral home of the Erskine family, Alloa Tower was rescued from years of ruin and neglect and is now in magnificent condition under the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

Category: Past-present | Posted: 17th Sep 2016
Castle Warfare Part II: Slaughter at Ferniehirst Castle

Castle Warfare Part II: Slaughter at Ferniehirst Castle

For those who think of the Scottish Borders' history as 'romantic', think again. Once an English garrison, Ferniehirst Castle near Jedburgh witnessed brutal savagery at first hand

Category: Articles | Posted: 4th Sep 2016
Frenchland Tower (Dumfries) - Past and Present

Frenchland Tower (Dumfries) - Past and Present

A ruin but eminently restorable should someone share the vision Frenchland Tower is an interesting example of a Scottish castle

Category: Past-present | Posted: 27th Aug 2016
Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost

Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost

It's hoped Historic Environment Scotland's grant will help 16th-century Castle Leod to welcome more visitors

Category: News | Posted: 20th Aug 2016
Lochore Castle and Eyemouth Fort Secured

Lochore Castle and Eyemouth Fort Secured

Positive progress on consolidation work on Lochore Castle in Fife and historic Eyemouth Fort.

Category: Articles | Posted: 17th Aug 2016


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Scottish Castle Association News

Scottish Castle Association News

Check this section, which is regularly updated, for any snippets of news covering interesting topics which, we feel, will be of interest to our members, castle enthusiasts and general history buffs.

Website Feature Articles

Castle and History Related Feature Articles

Within this section, you will find selected articles which we hope will be of interest to our readership or have appeared in the association newsletter, The Journal, with a view to attract more site visitors and new members to our Association.

Castles Past

Castles in the past and present

This section shows a range of Scotland's castles as they appeared when photography was first introduced around the start of the 1900s. Some are in a lot better state thanks to restoration, sadly, others have not faired so well due to neglect and some can still be saved before it is too late.

Scottish Castle Tours

Scottish Castles Association Future Events

We have a number of exciting events planned, or are in the process of organising. Our events usually consist of castle visit weekends where we gain access to some wonderful historic properties not normally open to the public. We also have other events such as castle picnic days.

Castle Photographs

SCA Castle Photo Archive (members only)

One of the main benefits of joining the SCA is being given special access to our exclusive Castle Image Collection on this website, showing photographs of nearly all historical Scottish buildings which have been accumulated by SCA member John Pringle. A must for castle lovers and historians!

Scottish Castle Wedding Venues

Scottish Castles Wedding Venue List

If you are looking for a Scottish castle, or historical building, as a venue for your special wedding then start by exploring our Scottish Castle Wedding Venue List. We really do have some wonderful, unique, and magical romantic venues all with their own stories to tell.

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CASTLE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

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OLD CASTLE POSTCARDS

Brian McGarrigle's Historic Castle Postcard Collection From Around Year 1900

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John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

Rossend Castle
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